These are the reviews and other pieces I'm working on this month.
Amazon DVDs: Griff the Invisible (with Ryan Kwanten), No Strings Attached (with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher),
and Wayne Wang's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Blu-ray].
Amazon Theatricals: Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo and
A Separation (from the director of Fireworks Wednesday).
Still playing (or yet to open): 50/50, Contagion, The Descendants,
Drive, The Help, Hugo, Into the Abyss, Melancholia, The Skin I Live In.
Armchair Commentary: Best Art House & International.
KCTS 9: on-line original interview ("Grunge: Mem-
ories of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney").
Line Out: More Treasures from the Factory Archives,
This Is for Kelly O, California Dreamin' with Neverever,
Still Corners - "Into the Trees," Reading & Performance
with Bill See, Frankie Rose's Interstellar Overdrive, The
Fabric of Our Lives, Ain't Sweet No More: Remember-
ing Grunge, The Truth About Year-End Music Lists,
Too Sexy for Their Computers, Just in Time for the
Holidaze - More Merch, Riffing with David, Eugene,
and Chris, El Rego's Beautiful Life, Young Magic -
"Sparkly," Home Alive Documentary, The Men
Announce New Album, Top CD Stacks of 2011,
What I Didn't Get for Christmas, Cate Le Bon-
"Fold the Cloth," My Sunshine: A Segall Set.
Siffblog: Hipsters / Stilyagi (at the Egyptian).
Video Librarian: CD Highway [six-disc set], Eastern
Voices, I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive, The Piano in a Fac-
tory, Boardwalk Empire - The Complete First Season [5-
disc set], Mildred Pierce [two-disc set], Putty Hill - Col-
lector's Edition [two-disc set], When Strangers Click,
Placebo - We Come in Pieces [Blu-ray], God Bless
Ozzy Osbourne [Blu-ray], Daddy Longlegs, and
Deep Purple with Orchestra [Blu-ray].
Endnote: ACR image from Amazon/SoundUnwound.